How to Plan Your Special Day Despite a Historical Global Pandemic
Undoubtedly, the global pandemic of COVID-19 and its economic distress has caused a tremendous rippling effect on governmental structures, businesses, and families. Similar to many scheduled events, weddings were either canceled altogether or postponed. And yet, there are courageous couples who are determined to preserver with their wedding plans despite the world coming to a sudden halt. Check out our suggestions on best navigating during the wedding season amidst COVID-19.
1. Follow United States Center Disease Control + Statewide Guidelines
This suggestion especially applies to brides and grooms who are contractually tied up with venues and have signed on with other vendors and caterers. Although each couple may vary in opinion and perspective of the sudden quarantine regulations, the venues and vendors must abide by statewide mandates to maintain legal business operations. The optimal choice is to maintain open communication with vendors and stay updated with regulations to appropriately readjust accordingly.
2. Minimize Wedding Guest Count for a COVID Weddings
With the health and economic impact of COVID-19, it would be wise to realistically expect a significant decrease in guest attendance at the wedding this year. With important consideration to travel expenses, gifting expenses, financial stresses, and general health precautions, guests are more likely to decline attendance to relieve themselves and their families of additional financial and health burdens. To fit everyone's needs, only as a suggestion, inviting only a small group of close family and friends could prove beneficial and considerate to the remaining guest list. Trust us on this one, with the COVID-19 impact, attending this year's wedding is the least of guests' concerns.
3. Active Ongoing Wedding Guest Communication + Updates
Because COVID-19 updates and statewide regulations are changing so frequently, it is best to keep guests consistently updated with changing plans. Whether the communication is distributed through a wedding website with an email list or with traditional invitations through snail mail, make sure guests receive adequate information on time to adequately prepare for supporting the upcoming wedding. The most efficient way to communicate with guests is by direct phone communication to optimize overall communication during a global pandemic.
4. Sourcing Wedding Local or DIY Projects
Although changing your wedding venue or photographer may serve as a challenge, consider minimizing or alternating tertiary wedding essentials with cutting back on extra expenses. For example, consider sourcing from local businesses instead of international online shipping with wedding party attire and decor. When considering party favors or table pieces, consider making a fun night of DIY projects with your immediate family. Most guests and bridal parties will understand the minimal approach and appreciate the wedding efforts.
5. Consider Alternative Wedding Options
If a wedding scheduled during the global pandemic of COVID-19 is not an option due to many difficulties, rest assured there are always alternative options to consider. For instance, alternate options can range from eloping this year only to rescheduling the wedding celebration. Another option would be to consider a virtual wedding via Zoom or other virtual platforms. Whichever decision is made, be sure to also keep guests and participating vendors in mind.
Whatever your wedding plans for 2020, please be safe on behalf of Florboxoxo. - OXO
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Author - Naia Geni | Floral Designer | Senior Editor | @naiageni
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